She’s known as the modern Asian role model and “one of the most beautiful women in burlesque” (Female First). Mashable has referred to her as “the kind of person who electrifies the internet”, Facebook chose her to represent “what International Women’s Day was all about”, Her World Singapore hailed her as a “firm demonstration of female empowerment”, and her fans include Cherie Blair, Bill Gates, and Buckingham Palace. Even Desmond Tuttu has referred to her as “wonderful.” Sukki Singapora is Singapore’s First ever Burlesque Artist, and gained phenomenal global recognition by performing the first full legal burlesque show in Singapore in January 2015 after 4 years of campaigning.
Sukki’s work as a role model for Asian women and men in the Arts saw her nominated for London’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards, during which she was praised by former UK PM’s leading lady, Cherie Blair and BBC correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti. Her outstanding achievements lead to a Royal Invitation to Buckingham Palace – the First Burlesque Artist in the world ever to be invited for tea by the Royals – firmly securing her position as one of the most trail-blazing Burlesque Artists of our time.
By July 2015 Sukki was awarded the ultimate Burlesque accolade, an invitation to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, for being a “Mover, Shaker and Innovator” in the world of Burlesque. At the end of 2015 she then went on to be named “The Biggest Arts Hero” in Singapore by Time Out Singapore, topping off an impressive list of achievements.
In 2016 Sukki was nominated and shortlisted for the United Nations Women’s He For She Awards in Singapore, leading to international recognition by the BBC, and subsequently went on to headline the closing parties for London Fashion Week for the 2nd year running. By 2017 she had amassed a large and loyal social media and online following, travelling the word as both an Artist and a Global Ambassador for The Sharan Project, a charity providing support for women who have been disowned, forced into marriage or vulnerable.
Sukki is known for her lavish and elaborate performances and costumes, which she intertwines with a unique Asian-influenced style. Her gowns and corsets are not only designed by the Artist herself, but each piece is encrusted with over 20 thousand hand-placed Swarovski Crystals, antique lace and extravagant jewellery which adorn her breathtaking 17.5 inch corseted silhouette. Sukki’s incredible passion for design and embellishment for each of her creations is reflected in the time it takes to complete just one of these stunning feats of artistry; sometimes over two years from conception. She truly is an Artist, a Talent and an indisputable female Powerhouse.
“Hollywood called for an heir to the Burlesque throne… and Singapore answered.”